Some of the early signs of ageing of the face are the appearance of fine lines on smiling. As these changes progress, they become deeper and fixed.
They are present all the time, even when the face is not animated. This happens because the skin over the wrinkles thins and atrophies. A simple and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles is by injecting Botulinum Toxin.
Botulinum Toxin is a protein derived from the toxin secreted by Botulinum bacteria. It is popularly used for reducing and removing the wrinkles or fine lines of the face. It acts by paralysing the superficial muscles under the skin, which are responsible for the wrinkles. When the muscle does not contract, wrinkles do not appear and skin does not thin. Thus Botulinum Toxin not only works therapeutically to treat early signs of aging, but also helps in prevention.
What Should I do if I wish to have Botulinum Toxin?
You should first consult an experienced Cosmetic Surgeon with plenty of experience in antiaging treatments. And Dr Ashish Davalbhakta is Best Botulinum Toxin Expert with 18 years of experience. After a detailed consultation, he would, in conjunction with you decide if you should have a dosage that will eliminate all animation or only soften them. He will analyse the sites and units of Botulinum Toxin that would be needed to effectively deliver the result.
How is Botulinum Toxin treatment given?
After marking the points where Botulinum Toxin treatment is to be given, an anaesthetic gel is applied to numb the skin. An antiseptic is used to wipe the skin clean. We apply a special pain numbing applicator to the spot where the injection is going to be given. Using the finest needle available, the desired units are injected.
What should I expect after Injection of Botulinum Toxin?
There will be a mild swelling and redness at the injection point. These should disappear approximately one day. The effect of Botulinum Toxin will start appearing in three days and will take approximately one week to take full effect.
How long will the effect last?
The effect of Botulinum Toxin will last a variable length of time depending on the size and power of the muscle. However, it usually lasts between four to six months. One should expect a gradual relapse of the wrinkles.
What are the instructions one needs to follow after Botulinum Toxin?
Do not rub or wash face vigorously after Botulinum Toxin injection, to allow proper fixation of the drug and preventing spread in unwanted areas. Do not massage the face.
Are there any risks or complications?
Botulinum Toxin is relatively risk free and no significant long-term complications are known. However, if given wrongly or in far too much concentration, it can cause muscle paralysis in unwanted locations.